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Sylvilel

Sylvilel

Joined March 2017

🇳🇴Norwegian, 28
Husky kennel volunteer
Geek/ Booknerd / wannabe writer
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You‘d think that after numreous years, twelve books and every adventure imaginable, the Skulduggery Pleasant series wouldn‘t surprised you alltogether that much anymore. At least not enough to leave you breathless throughout an entire book.

Wrong.

EVERYTHING happens in this book. And yet the writing is so tight you could stretch it like a rubberband and it would twang right back in your face and give you a black eye.

Hats off, Mr. Landy.

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Three Dark Crowns | Kendare Blake
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The concept of very stylized factions is growing a little old and flat for me, and because of that I have to say I‘m a little bored.

On the bright side I‘m able to invest a little in the charcters, whic is never a given in YA👌🏻



#threedarkcrowns #kendareblake #fantasy #booksandcoffee

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UGH so many feels.

This series has carved my chest open, crawled inside the cavity and played some hardcore rugby with my heart.

Vasya, the MC, is strong, but not superhuman. She represents feminism without preaching, and builds a bridge between worlds in the process. She never claims to be more than she is, but she never denies her nature either.

I could cry with awe (which I‘ll probably do when I‘m done).

#winternight #thegirlinthetower

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Just finished «Assassin‘s Apprentice» by Robin Hobb the other day, and it was all I wanted it to be.

It‘s a slow-paced, character-driven, classical epic fantasy, about a bastard boy thrown into a world of magic and political conflict, and his coming of age.

If you like the Lightbringer or Mistborn or Kingkiller series, chances are you‘ll fall for Farseer too.


#farseer #farseertrilogy #robinhobb #assassinsapprentice

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The Gilded Wolves | Roshani Chokshi
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Bit of a mix between The Parasol Protectorate and Firefly; you have the crew of competent, diverse characters, all with their own agendas; the dangerous heists to aquire certain artefacts; the archeological aspects; the magitech; the starcrossed lovers; the dandy benefactor with a partialty towards beautiful men - and of course the balls, the chandeliers, the wine, the food and the deadly underground order out to kill all in it‘s way.

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Amber & Dusk | Lyra Selene
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Owlcrate has been doing overall much of the young-girl-caught-at-court-concept lately. There is always the promise of political conflict and war, but it always falls short, as if the writers are afraid to get their hands fictionally bloody.

But Lyra Selene isn‘t afraid to pay the price that revolution costs, and in this story hope and wonder and magic wars with darkness, despair and pain, almost on a psychological level.

Might be a favorite.

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Fangirl: A Novel | Rainbow Rowell
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A little late to the party on this one: But oh, is it perfectly timed.

Sometimes, there‘s a certain kind og book that fits a certain kind of mood. While I can‘t put the finger on my mood, at least I know that «Fangirl» is the kind of semi-existential book I need just now.

Nothing too turbulent, nothing too violent, but that cute, freshman-coming-of-age-story you‘ve heard a hundred times before, only with realistic characters and problems.

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Not entirely loving «Girls of Paper And Fire» so far, but not entirely hating it either. Problem is that I‘ve read a lot of books like this lately.

That said, this book has many likeable qualities, and it‘s better than I feared. The start was great. Also, I like the concept of human versus demon castes. The whole forced-concubine-thing is starting to become a little overused for my taste, though.

#GirlsOfPaperAndFire #NatashaNgan #owlcrate

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It is #Sunday and #readingtime , and I am taking my slow, sweet time «Shadow of The Fox» by Julie Kagawa?

What are your #DecemberReads ?



#ShadowOfTheFox #JulieKagawa #december #red #booknerd #magiciseverywhere #adventureawaits #fantasybooks #yafantasy #yabooks #booksandcoffee #magic

BookishGirl06 This was so good. ❤️ 10mo
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This book is full of cool action, magic, and fantastical, japanese mythology, and is exactly what I need right now.

I love the characters, I love the plot, and I almost love the narration.

A perfect #read for those who want a fast paced #fantasy quick-fix🦊

@owlcrate exclusive edition.

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Pride | Ibi Zoboi
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A cute take on the classic Pride And Prejudice. Though the references are easily recognizable, the book still has its own clear agenda. It‘s easy to feel that Zoboi has put her heart into this, which makes it a loveable read.

I haven‘t got many reference points for hood culture, so it‘s difficult to say anything constructive about the setting of the book, other than that I liked the feel of it, and that it def lives up to the title.
#owlcrate

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An Ember in the Ashes | Sabaa Tahir
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After a lot of initial ranting (about the first 200 pages...), I‘m glad to say that this book finally got to me.

If it hadn‘t been for the fact that ten of my favorite writers has praised this book to the skies, I wouldn‘t have stuck with it.

I miss a clearer setting in the intro, something to connect the reader to the MCs. It took half the book before I CARED about the pain the characters are subjected to.

After that, though, it gets good.

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An Ember in the Ashes | Sabaa Tahir
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Crooked Kingdom | Leigh Bardugo
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Sooo, two years after I bought it I am now reading it. Finally.


#CrookedKingdom #LeighBardugo #ya #yafantasy #yabooks #fantasybooks #fantasy #heist #dystopian #booklover #booknerd

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Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Three days. Only 30 Pages. I really hope this gets better soon.


#Mirage #SomaiyaDaud #currentlyreading #owlcrate #ya #yabooks #yafantasy #fantasy #fantasybooks #booklover #booknerd

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Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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More than halfway through, and quite certain that #TheHazelWood is about to become a new #favoritebook 😍 I love the #fairytale idea, and I #LOVE the playful, informal narration. Oh, and of course I love the #creepyness 🎃




#MelissaAlbert #ocotberreads #creepybooks #october #readingtime #yabooks #fantasybooks #yafantasy

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Hazel Wood | Melissa Albert
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Really excited to get started on this today. It seems like a properly creepy #read for #October 🎃
Recommended by and borrowed from a friend . @owlcrate exclusisve edition.
The print is from Scary Beary & Company 💜




#TheHazelWood #MelissaAlbert #octoberreads #owlcrate #readingtime #adventureawaits #magiciseverywhere

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Grace and Fury | Tracy Banghart
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Just finished this yesterday, and I have to say that I‘m surprised at how much I came to like it. From what I‘d heard about it my expectations weren‘t exactly skyrocketing. But I did, I liked it. I got the impression it would be a very girly, one dimensional endeavour, BUT:

It‘s family bonds.
It‘s desperately survinig a new an vulnerable position in a world of political power games.
It‘s a feministic rebellion against a patriarcal tyranny.

RaimeyGallant Nice review! 12mo
Sylvilel @RaimeyGallant Glad you liked it!😄 12mo
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Sky in the Deep | Adrienne Young
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Can‘t find enough time to #read , you say? Well, how abou a #BrokenArm then?🤣🙈📚




#readingtime #owlcrate #skyinthedeep #adrienneyoung #nerdinhospital #nerdout #musherslife #screwed #happynerd #extraholiday

Schnoebs Get better soon! 14mo
Sylvilel @Schnoebs Thanks!😄 14mo
DimeryRene Wow. That‘ll do it! Hope you do get some reading in while healing. 💗💗 Wishing you a speedy recovery. 14mo
Sylvilel @DimeryRene Thank you! Breaking an arm hasn‘t been as bad as I imagined; it‘s actually been a real adventure so far😂 And ALL the reading!😍 14mo
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Sky in the Deep | Adrienne Young
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Desperately attempting to gain control of my ever growing #TBR pile, I‘ve decided to start from the top and pick my way through, one by one. Usually I stack them haphazardly and choose my next #read by #mood , but not this time. There is such a thing as being TOO selective. It is not working for me in the here and now.

#ya #fantasy #owlcrate

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Blue Lily, Lily Blue | Maggie Stiefvater
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Current #TBR 🤩

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Blue Lily, Lily Blue | Maggie Stiefvater
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#Summertime is #readingtime , and not too many weeks ago a friend recommended me #TheRavenCycle by #MaggieStiefvater. I am pleased to say it has become an absolute #favorite and will probably end up as one of my annual reads 💜🤓

butterbeerheist We have the same tattoo and the same opinion about the Raven Cycle 😮 1y
Sylvilel @butterbeerheist Hah, lovely!🙌🏻 1y
ofclumsywords I just read this series for the first time too and I love it!! 1y
Sylvilel @Ofclumsywords It‘s wonderfully written, I haven‘t been so completely absorbed in a book since I was ten😱 1y
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A light and maybe little too general #introduction to #Wicca: #Steampunk Edition. While the author does say that it‘s not meant to be a complete compendium on the topic and rather an introductory idea, I still think it lacks some basic elements. I you were actually interested in practising Steampunk Magic you‘d have to do some exstensive research on Wicca and other #pagan cultures beforehand to get an actual idea of what you were getting into.

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The Raven Boys | Maggie Stiefvater
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I want to write like this.

From the moment I opened this book it gave me #chills. CHILLS.

#Stiefvater unravels the #story slowly but steadily, and never underestimates the reader. She puts in just the right amount of red herrings, and the way she has with words - like I said: CHILLS.

It has #ghosts and #occultism, #legendary mysteries, a #murder #mystery, and not to mention the growing #camaraderie of a group of adventurous young misfits.

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Soulless | Gail Carriger
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#TheParasolProtectorate by @GailCarriger is a series I keep coming back to. I‘ve lost count of how many times I‘ve read it, but it‘s one of those that make you feel like you‘ve come home☕️📖

#soulless #steampunk #fantasy #summerreading2018 #read2018

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The Blinding Knife | Brent Weeks
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Holy barcelony.

I don‘t think I‘ve ever read a series that‘s had me along by the nose hairs like this.
I liked Night Angel, but Lightbringer is a whole new league.

Just saying.

Fast-paced, sharp-witted, sassy, emotional - arousingly brilliant it is.

#lightbringer #brentweeks #theblindingknife #fantasy

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The Blinding Knife | Brent Weeks
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In good days and bad days, in sickness and health, a good #story will forever be a girl‘s best friend. Today it‘s sickness, and the story is #TheBlindingKnife 📖🌈

This is the second book in the #Lightbringer series, an epic fantasy tale set in the Seven Satrapies, a world of light-based magic called chromaturgy. It‘s a story of family, politics, religion, war and finding one‘s place in the world, and it‘s RIDDLED with sass💜

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The Black Prism | Brent Weeks
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The Black Prism | Brent Weeks
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#Sunday and rain means #reading , and right now I‘m doing #TheBlackPrism by #BrentWeeks, which is one of THE best #epicfantasy books I‘ve read in a looooong while😍 Those who‘ve read Brent Weeks before (for instance #TheNightAngelTrilogy ) will know that while keeping inside traditional fantasy-tropes, he still manages to create something new and exciting and INTELLIGENT. MUCH recommend for fantasy-lovers!

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#TheArtOfDarkness for #breakfast 💀🤓 It‘s actually a superinteresting #read about the making of #CrimsonPeak and the way Guillermo Del Toro pays obsessive attention to #detail 😍 #mustread for all #nerds 💜





#sundaymorning #coffeeandbooks #artbooks #ghoticstyle #horrorart #guillermodeltoro #coffeeholick #bookphotography #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #geekstagram #booknerd #booklover #bokstagram #kaffe #bokelsker #bibliophile

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The Trees | Ali Shaw
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60 #pages left, and I miiight begin to see what the #TheTrees is about. Or I might be #mindfucked 📖🤔





#AliShaw #whatisthisthing

Vinodkumar The cover is awesome. How is the book? 2y
Sylvilel @Vinodkumar The book is unlike anything I‘ve read before, constantly unraveling and never overexplainig. It‘s very hard to describe in a few words, but if you like apocalypse and survival and the internal life of characters splashed with a bit of philosophy and magical mystery you should give it a go🙃 2y
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The Trees | Ali Shaw
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I didn‘t know what to expect when I picked up #TheTrees by #AliShaw , but it certainly isn‘t what I expected😏 A dash of #postapocalypse mixed with #herosjourney splashed with #philosophy . Or something like that. It‘s a really hard book to describe in short terms, so just read it😋

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The Trees | Ali Shaw
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«[...] You can‘t wait for the world to be perfect before you start living in it.»

#thetrees #alishaw

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Ready Player One | Ernest Cline
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«I didn‘t have much choice. Winning the contest was my one chance of escaping the stacks. Unless I wanted to sign a five-year indenturement contract with some corporation, and that was about as appealing to me as rolling around in broken glass in my birthday suit.»

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Last Argument of Kings | Joe Abercrombie
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Fourth #read of 2018 #readingchallenge is #LastArgumentOfKings by #JoeAbercrombie 📖
#TheFirstLaw has become one of my ultimate favourite series, mainly because of the raw and humoristic telling of this #dystopian story . The whole thing is exqusitely developed, and it‘s a story I can just lose myself in for hours💜 Looking very much forward (and not so much at all) to reach the end of this journey with this cast of loveable, murderous lunatics ⚔️

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The Black Prism | Brent Weeks
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When you get up inhumanely #early to catch a ride #home. And you decide to stay #awake instead of going to bed. So you put on a #game of #DontStarve and you make some #coffee. And then there‘s a knock on your door. And it‘s the mailwoman. And she has a #package from Amazon. And in that package are the #books you bought with the Christmas gift gift card.

#lightbringer #BrentWeeks #TheBlackPrism #TheBlindingKnife #TheBrokenEye #TheBloodMirror

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A sudden flu-incindent is giving me time to catch up on my #reading , meaning i #FINALLY get to start on #Resurrection 😍 (Only bought in i August🙄) It‘s book 10 in the #SkulduggeryPleasant series an a #book I‘ve been #lookingforward to for over a year🤤 Let‘s get to it!

#DerekLandy #fantasythriller

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«Welcome to the feedback loop from hell.»

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The Dragons of Dorcastle | Jack Campbell
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Bailedbailed

Love the concept, HATE the execution.

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Mehso-so

Now, I like the #medieval setting, the faerytale-aspects, the #magic and the #fighting, and USUALLY I enjoy long, detailed stories and build-up and character-development. But this #story is not compelling or developed enough to keep me interested. The characters sometimes read as surprisingly one-dimentional and superficial (especially the female ones), and I wish there would be a little more depth to them just to match the rest of the story.

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Oathbringer | Brandon Sanderson
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I‘ve been so wrapped up in dogsledding lately that I‘ve almost forgotten about my #books 😱 But look what I got for my #birthday last week! I can‘t wait to start a new year by rereading #WordsOfRadiance and #TheWayOfKings 💜

#Oathbringer #StormlightArchive #BrandonSanderson

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Outside it‘s #snowing kittens, while I‘m in here with my #cider enjoying my #annual #reread of the #SkulduggeryPleasant series🤓📚
It‘s a #yafantasy series with a skeleton #detective and an #adventurous young girl by the name of Valkyrie Cain. Together they go about saving the world from sadists and #monsters and evil #gods and sometimes themselves.

#DerekLandy #LastStandOfDeadMen

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Death Bringer | Derek Landy
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DimeryRene What a great picture! ✨🖤💀 2y
Sylvilel @DimeryRene Thanks!😃😄🙌🏻🎃 2y
RadicalReader @Sylvilel the glass reminds me of what Alice would see when looking at one after taking the shrinking pastry 2y
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Followed by Frost | Charlie N. Holmberg
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How to best #enjoy your #book ? On a #swing in the #park ☀️🍁🍂📚

#followedbyfrost #charlienholmberg

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Followed by Frost | Charlie N. Holmberg
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No #frost in these lands just yet, but it won't be long ☀️🍂





#followedbyfrost @cnholmberg #quietmoments #autumn #reading

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Followed by Frost | Charlie N. Holmberg
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Happy #Monday ! Enjoying some #words and a little #coffee before I go to #work in two hours. I started reading #FollowedByFrost by #CharlieNHolmberg for the first time yesterday. The start was perhaps a bit less compelling than I could've wanted, but I still like it🙃

#fantasy #ya #yafantasy #yabooks

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Victoria | Knut Hamsun
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Outside it's #wet . In here there's #coffee and good #stories 💜☕️📚

#knuthamsun #victoria #classic #classicbooks

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#Waiting for #coffee . I'm starting to realise how #worn these #books are getting, and by that realising how fast #time has gone - and how #old I'm getting... 🙈😝


#taleasoldastime #SkulduggeryPleasant #MortalCoil #DerekLandy

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Before They Are Hanged | Joe Abercrombie
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"In order to act like a king, one need only treat everyone else like one."

- #JoeAbercrombie , #BeforeTheyAreHanged